Both teams will be looking for their first win of the season tonight when the North Lincoln Knights visit the Lincolnton Wolves at Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
North Lincoln lost a 14-7 nail-biter a week ago at rival West Lincoln, where they came within just two yards of the goal line on the game’s final play, nearly sending the game to overtime.
Lincolnton, on the other hand, was beaten rather soundly by a good South Point team at Belmont.
Tonight, North Lincoln is looking for an unprecedented fourth-straight win over the Wolves. In this three-game win streak, the Knights average margin of victory has been 28 points.
Both of these teams struggled somewhat on the offensive side of the ball last week, but hopefully a few minor adjustments will get the two units rolling.
East Lincoln was very solid on both sides of the ball in their impressive win at Hibriten. Tonight they will go against a Forestview defense that allowed just eight points to a good Burns team a week ago.
They may say that ‘Defense wins championships,’ but the Mustang offense could be the difference in this contest.
West Lincoln looked like they picked up right where they left off in the Spring season, when they went 5-2 and finished second in the South Fork 2A Conference.
The Rebels ended a three-game skid against North Lincoln, and should improve to 2-0 tonight when they play at Cherryville. But don’t overlook these Ironmen. They did pick up a somewhat surprising season-opening win at Avery County last week.
Elsewhere, one game to keep an eye on tonight is Watauga at Maiden. The Blue Devils rolled 56-0 over Fred T. Foard last Friday, and didn’t even allow the Tigers to get one first down.
The Pioneers also pitched a shutout, blanking T.C. Roberson 33-0 in their season opener.
Newton-Conover will be favorites to get their first win of the fall season against West Iredell, Bandys will play at Fred T. Foard, Bunker Hill travels to St. Stephens and Crest finally gets to open their 2021 Fall campaign at county-rival Burns. (Published August 27, 2021)